Monday, 22 July 2019

Playing with Photoshop

My version of Photoshop is Elements 8, which I acquired free when I did a short OU course in Digital Photography ten years ago. Despite its age, it is still a great deal more sophisticated than I am, and has lots of features that I've yet to play around with.

This morning I decided to be a bit adventurous, and here are the results of my little "playtime"

Me with my grandchildren, 6 natural (5 girls seated, and GS behind me) and three steps (babe in arms and two on right) (one step is missing, half brother to GS and babe in arms).


Me with my five sons (l to r: GO, PJ, FO, DO and GT)


The others : my sister (Auntie Jan), my 5 DiLs (l to r: EG, CH, JO, JP and ST) and two other partners (Ian and Nick).


Sunday, 21 July 2019

Gratitude Day 77

I really do love crocosmia, my very favourite garden flower


Gratitude day 76

The whole of my extended family, with the exception of one step-grandson, enjoyed a gathering at the geographical mid-point. GM is, as usual, behind the camera.


Friday, 19 July 2019

Gratitude days 74 and 75

Day 74  Preparing for a Granddaughterfest at the weekend


Day 75  Having reached level 71 I have discovered a liking for the occasional after dinner brandy, so GM has bought me my very own brandy glass - similar to his, but different enough that we can tell whose is which.


Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Gratitude day 73

Meeting with friends for a picnic lunch and talking and drumming


Gratitude day 72

Home-made sweet and sour sauce


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Monday, 15 July 2019

Gratitude day 70

A very pleasant walk along the Icknield Way to The Hare and Hounds, where a good quaff of beer was enjoyed.





Sunday, 14 July 2019

Gratitude days 68 and 69

Day 68, a walk across the green


Day 69, by the pond


Thursday, 11 July 2019

Gratitude Day 67

I love Salisbury Plain, any time of the year


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Gratitude day 66

I'm so pleased to have the opportunity to look after this lovely little person for a couple of days each week


Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Gratitude Day 65

A patch of wild flowers growing in the large open area near where I live.







Monday, 8 July 2019

Gratitude Day 64

More hollyhocks


Sunday, 7 July 2019

Gratitude Days 62 & 63

Day 62  Hollyhocks looking good


Day 63   Figs coming along nicely


Saturday, 6 July 2019

Gratitude Days 59, 60 and 61

Day 59  PJ and I had a day out together in London. We went to see where I was working in the months after he was born - the premises that were occupied by my dad's printing company.


Day 60  Beansprouts


Day 61  Having fun with the crossword puzzle


Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Gratitude Days 57 and 58

Day 57. Just some little treats for me as my hair gets longer


Day 58. The lovely view from the front of our home


Monday, 1 July 2019

Gratitude Days 55 and 56

Day 55. It was a rather warm day


Day 56. Not visible in the photo, but this lavender is swarming with bees


Friday, 28 June 2019

Gratitude Day 54

The Holm oak. The fig saplings have outgrown the space so have been repotted, leaving the Holm, a smaller fig and a couple of "normal" oaks to grow on a bit more together.


Thursday, 27 June 2019

Gratitude Day 53

Hollyhocks in flower in the garden


Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Gratitude Day 52

Pasty pie for tea



Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Gratitude day 51

I bought this painting because I love it. The artist is Jill Clarke CBE and it's come from Australia. Not surprisingly it's called Pisces.


Monday, 24 June 2019

Gratitude day 50

My gratitude journal


Sunday, 23 June 2019

Gratitude days 48 & 49

Day 48.  Back to Wiltshire for a family visit, how I love the many different facets of this lovely county. Here is Oliver's Castle, reputed to be where Oliver Cromwell was cornered at the Battle of Roundway, and lost a lot of men.


Day 48. The Hampshire Air Ambulance landed on the green area not far from home


Saturday, 22 June 2019

Gratitude day 47

Three square meals




and some snacks


Friday, 21 June 2019

Gratitude day 46

A day by the sea


Thursday, 20 June 2019

Gratitude day 45

These flowers, although looking very attractive, have rather a sickly sweet scent.


Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Gratitude day 44

Whiskers on kittens (actually quite an elderly cat, but one who has just been given a totally clean bill of health).




Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Gratitude day 43


Raindrops on roses



Sunday, 16 June 2019

Gratitude day 42

Looking forward to using this colourful yarn


Saturday, 15 June 2019

gratitude day 41

Day 41 It's time to renew my passport. Hopefully, I'll still get an EU one since we are still European.


Friday, 14 June 2019

Gratitude days 39,40/365

Day 39  I just love cauliflower cheese


Day 40  The grass is really green at the moment, and pretty high too